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Mission Health’s Jon Yeatman Promoted

March 5, 2013

New Role is Vice President, Strategic Growth and Business Development

ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Mission Health’s Jon Yeatman, an Asheville native, has been promoted to Vice President, Strategic Growth and Business Development for Mission Health. Prior to this role, Jon served as Executive Director, Health System Integration and Special Assistant to the CEO.

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As Vice President, Strategic Growth and Business Development, Jon will be responsible for coordinating, developing and maximizing business growth across the region while supporting Mission Health President and CEO, Ronald A. Paulus, MD, in leading the system-wide strategic planning process.

“Jon is just the kind of leader we need at Mission Health,” said Dr. Paulus. “In his prior role, Jon worked side-by-side with me on an incredibly diverse and complex set of projects and issues, including leading our Strategic Master Facility Planning process and negotiations with critical physician groups, while also supporting other activities designed to produce innovation, enhance patient and family-centered care and lead to growth.”

Jon joined Mission Health in July 2011 as Director, Health System Integration and Special Assistant to the CEO. Before joining Mission Health, Jon worked in a similar capacity as Special Assistant to the CEO at the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia. Before that, he served as Senior Director, Business Development and Marketing at the Advisory Board Company, a healthcare strategy and advisory firm based in Washington, D.C.

“For me, this is a pivotal time in my career and family life,” said Yeatman. “I was born at Mission Hospital and western North Carolina is my home and my family’s home. In healthcare today, we are in a period of tremendous change. Change in how we take care of our friends, family, and neighbors, change in how we are paid for our work, and change in the increased responsibility that we have for our region. It is a privilege for me to have the opportunity to represent Mission Health as we grow, transform and partner with others in order to fulfill our BIG(GER) Aim: to get each patient to the desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and with an exceptional experience for the patient and family.”

Jon earned his MBA at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, concentration in Health Care Management, and his B.S. at Georgetown University with a major in Finance. Yeatman is an active member of the Asheville community and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

About Mission Health

Mission Health, based in Asheville, N.C., is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. In 2012 Mission Health was named one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Thomson Reuters – the only health system in North Carolina to receive this recognition.

Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates five hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in over 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 730 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care and is the busiest surgical hospital in North Carolina. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital- the region’s only children’s hospital. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With approximately 8,800 employees and 700 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission-health.org.

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